Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Scott D. Edgar
youth, essential skills, adolescent, cell phone
Williams, Emmanuel D., "The Effect of Essential Life Skills on an Adolescent's Ability to be a Productive Citizen" (2022). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 3649.
This effort aimed to research the need for adolescents to obtain necessary life skills and their ability to succeed after acquiring those skills. There is an evident absence of rudimentary people skills among contemporary teenagers that causes them to miss out on otherwise achievable opportunities. They also do not appreciate the chances that their mistakes afford them. Young people know and understand the implications of their lack of life skills; however, many lack the motivation to move forward and take advantage of occasions to better themselves. To find resolutions regarding this research, this writer interviewed experts, conducted student surveys, and established an academy. The academy aims to equip its participants with the life skills they need for success in the secular world. This study showed that all adolescents are not devoid of life skills. Some teens elect not to use the people skills they have been taught because it is not popular. The study also showed that parents and community leaders must be more intentional in ensuring teens have the life skills and use them.